Canada rates extremely highly if you seek a high quality of life and education. It has been consistently ranked by the UN as one of the best countries in the world to live in. Canada is a very attractive destination for students not just for its quality of academics but also the off-campus work opportunities for international full-time students.
A Canadian degree, diploma or certificate is highly valued in business, government and academic circles around the globe. Canadian students consistently rank among the best in the world in science and math – a testament to the outstanding quality of Canadian schools.
All major urban centre’s have a variety of shopping malls, restaurants, theatres, art galleries and museums as standard. Canadian cities provide numerous parks, gardens and beaches for public use, as well as excellent sports and recreation facilities. There are currently forty one (41) national parks and reserves in Canada. National parks are located in every province and territory, and many have been recognised as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Canada is also a country of diverse geography, and there is much to experience in its great outdoors: from the lush coastline of British Columbia, the majestic Rocky Mountains of Alberta, the big skies of the prairies, to the ‘maple sugar country’ in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence and the rugged hills and picturesque coastline of the Atlantic provinces.
Canada plays host to more than 175,000 international students in any given year. Increasingly Canada is becoming the country of choice for students from all parts of the world and it hard not to see why!
Canada occupies the most northern stretch of North America. It is the world’s second largest country by area and extends from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and northward into the Artic Ocean. Canada shares land borders with the United States to the northwest and south.
A habitat of aboriginal people, Canada was founded in 1867 as a union of British North American colonies. It gained independence from the United Kingdom in an incremental process that ended in 1982. It remains a Commonwealth Realm with Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state.
Canada is a federal constitutional monarchy with parliamentary democracy. Comprising of ten provinces and three territories, Canada is a bilingual and multicultural country, with both English and French as official languages. A technologically advanced and industrialised nation, Canada maintains a diversified economy that is heavily reliant upon its abundant natural resources and trade – particularly with the United States, with which Canada has had a long and complex relationship.
The government in Canada has similarities with the British system and at present it operates as a federal multiparty constitutional monarchy. When it comes to the matter of provincial law, local government can operate with their own ability to legislate on provincial matters. The head of state is Queen Elizabeth II with a governor general appointed as commonwealth representative in Canada. Ottawa is a home to Canada’s parliament, House of Commons and Senate.
Economy – Study in Canada
Here are some relevant facts that would help you choose Canada as an education destination. Canada’s gross domestic product (GDP) has been growing faster than any other G7 country and its employment scenario is also strengthened it also ranks among the top ten manufacturing nations. Most of Canada’s manufacturing industry is in Ontario and Quebec, where motor vehicle production comprises the largest sector within this industry. Other important manufacturing sectors include food, beverages, paper, allied products, primary metals, fabricated metals, petrochemicals and chemicals. The Atlantic Prairie and Pacific regions of Canada have more natural resource-based economies. The Atlantic Provinces focus on fishing, forestry and mining, while Prairie Provinces are dependent on agriculture and mineral fuels. British Columbia’s primary sectors are forestry and mining, as well as tourism.